Joe Biden will make his first visit to Alabama as President on Tuesday when he comes to tour Lockheed Martin in Troy.
According to a statement from the White House, the trip is to see the production of the anti-tank Javelin missiles assembled at the facility.
“The President will travel to Alabama to visit a Lockheed Martin facility which manufactures weapon systems such as Javelin anti-tank missiles, which the Biden-Harris Administration is providing Ukraine and which Ukrainians are using so effectively to defend against the Russian invasion,” the statement said.
Ukraine requested 500 missiles a day in March.
Speaking to reporters last week about a new military package to aid Ukraine, Biden referenced the missiles.
“Sometimes we will speak softly and carry a large Javelin, because we’re sending a lot of those in as well,” Biden said.
Although Biden will be visiting Troy, sources say there is nothing planned for any public engagements during the President’s visit.